good length, on middle, and paddled over square leg for four! Gladiators win by five wickets and finish fifth
10.30pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you on Feb 17 for the semifinals. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.
10.19pm Time for the presentation
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Quetta Gladiators captain: "We've done well for four years, unfortunately this year it wasn't so. The bowlers did well today, and took wickets in the middle, only then can you stop batsmen. Our opening stand was also good, Watson and Manzoor were great too. The tournament has been amazing. Congratulations to everyone. The crowd was great everywhere, not just Karachi. Great sign."
Babar Azam, Karachi Kings captain: "The runs were a bit less. The plans early on, we couldn't play like that because of Sharjeel's dismissal. We had tweaked the batting order too, so the total wasn't as good as it could. We need to focus on the semifinals. The past is done. We need to focus on our best combination and strengths. Throughout the tournament, we've done pretty well."
Shane Watson, man of the match: "Nice to get a few in the middle. Wish it came in a cause where we qualified. PSL 2020 was phenomenal. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to play with crowds last few games, but the crowd's been phenomenal this season. I'm not sure if I'll be here next year. Will be with family for the next six months."
10pm Defending champions Quetta Gladiators finish the season with a win. If only they had a few more thumping wins, they could've finished fourth. But for now, both teams shake hands (well, atleast some of them do)
Adnan: "Now get to the real point. Who is the find for Pakistan in this PSL? Any guesses.... I couldn't figure it out...!"
Ishfaq Ahmad Bh: "Lets play semifinal and final after COvid disaster is over...... Common PCB"
good length, on middle, and flicked to square leg. Dot ball
Naveed: "Will the semis and final be played with no crowd as well?"
oh, shotttt! Overpitched on off, and hammered over the bowler's head! Scores are level
angling across, length ball, and he helps it on its way to third man
good length, on leg. Tapped leg side
good length, on middle, and pulled along the ground to deep midwicket
good length on leg stump. Paddled off his pads to deep midwicket
back of a length slower ball. Angling across, and he offers no shot
Wajid Jawaid : "This semifinals lineup means there will be one of the two powerhouses of Pakistan cricket in the final. This will be a first for Karachi/Lahore. There will be massive interest therefore in the final and, of course, in the semifinal between these two teams"
full, just outside off, and pushed towards point with the bat's open face
good length, on off. Clipped to square leg
full outside off, and driven off the front foot to wide mid off
back of a length, rising delivery. Comfortably defended from near his face
Asad Rasool: "Expecting twist in the tail"
on a hattrick! Back of a length, on middle. Tries to guide it leg side, but leading edge gives an easy catch to cover
spliced to mid off as Watson goes for a big shot again. Stood tall, trying to flat-bat this over the bowler's head, but taken at mid off
good length, outside off. Cut square to deep point
good length, outside off, back of a length. Rocks back and pulls to deep midwicket
overpitched, outside off, and that's been deposited. Over long off!
short and wide. Watson looks to cut, but misses. Backed away too much
good length, on off. Looks to pull, but toe-ends it to point
|National Stadium, Karachi|
|Toss||Karachi Kings, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.15|
|Match days||15 March 2020 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Quetta Gladiators 2, Karachi Kings 0|